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Far Infrared Therapy

So what exactly is far infrared, or radiant heat? No need to worry - it has nothing to do with ultraviolet radiation (which gives you a sunburn or skin damage).

Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversion, without having to heat the air in between. Radiant heat is also called infrared energy. Our sun is the principal source of radiant energy that we enjoy daily. Without it there would be no life.

Have you ever been outside on a partly cloudy day of about 50 degrees F. and felt quite comfortable until a cloud suddenly obscured the sun? Although the air temperature had not had time to drop, you felt chilled, as the cloud would not let the warming infrared rays through to reach you.

Infrared light energy is a important energy force that promotes healing - a raising of the white blood cell count. Why is that good? Because more white blood cells mean greater immunity. Greater immunity means greater health and better quality of life.

Today we're seeing new technologies employing far-infrared energy in health care products and in clinical protocols such as hyperthermic therapies or detoxification and cancer treatment.

Why is far infrared better than say, a heating pad? Because the vibrational energy of far-infrared light is unlike that of the heat energy we use for everyday functions, like cooking. Boiling water could actually damage our skin but it doesn’t heat internal organs.

Sunlight heats us in a profound way. However, it contains penetrating far-infrared rays as well as the full range of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum and overexposure to the UV spectrum can be dangerous.

Over the past 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have done extensive research on the infrared treatments and reported many provocative findings. Whole-body infrared therapy has been used for over 80 years by German physcians in an independently developed from.

Among other benefits, whole-body infrared thermal systems make it possible for people in wheelchairs, or those who are otherwise unable to exert themselves, or who won't follow through on an exercising and conditioning program to achieve a cardiovascular training effect. This also allows for more variety in any ongoing exercise program.

As for infrareds outstanding effect on caloric consumption and weight control, we find that burning from 600 to 2,400 calories in a 30-minute session to be quite routine. The infrared thermal system might then simulate the consumption of energy equal to that expended in a 6 to 9 mile run during only a single session. This would be invaluable for those who can't exercise yet want an effective weight control and fitness maintenance program.

Evidently the flushing of toxins from the lymph areas and from the largest organ of elimination, the skin, are the source of many of these health improvements. Toxemia has been targeted as the number one reason so many of us are ill. With the elimination of these poisons from deep within the body, the organs can then do their job unhindered.

Although any health-restoring strategy involves some type of cleansing diet and supplements, infrared therapy is definitely one of the best adjunctive therapies one can do to "speed-up" the recovery process.

The list of health enhancements through the use of infrared therapy is impressive and it includes but not limited to: relief from all forms of arthritis, increase in the extensibility of collagen tissues, relieves muscle spasms and joint stiffness, increases blood flow, assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema and exudates, weight control, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, blood circulation, ear, nose and throat conditions, skin conditions (including cellulite and scarring) and all around beauty treatment.

This is our Far-infrared system. This is the only unit that uses carbon black with no ceramic for its conversion. This is extremely important since our body contain carbon. This allows the cells to resonate with the wave length so that you can get the most out of your session. A typical session is 30 minutes. You will find it to be quite comfortable. It is not unusual for one to sleep through the session. The beauty of this system is that your head remains out allowing you to breath room air. This also keeps you from re-breathing the toxins your body just sweated out. It is not unusual for the average person to sweat as much as 1and 1/2 liter of sebaceous sweat in a single session. It is in the sebaceous glands that we store toxins(i.e.dioxin) as well as heavy metals such as aluminum, lead, cadmium, arsenic.

Side view of the far-infrared sauna.

It will extend up to 6'4".

Anything beyond that we will just have to microwave:-)